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Project by socrbent posted 06-07-2020 01:36 AM 447 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piggy bank is my second (first – https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/408182). Their is some great figure in the front top area that I hope you can see in first photo. It is made from walnut with a maple band and front legs. Design inspiration was Hampshire pigs, that are black with a white band and front legs. The band has 32 segments. In retrospect I think fewer segments would have looked better. The bank is 7” long and 4” in diameter with plastic eyes from Hobby Lobby, ears or leather scrap and tail of black pipe cleaner. The band hides the access to the $ – threaded joint. Finish is my favorite walnut oil buffed out with Beall system.

This little pig is staying home in my office!

-- socrbent Ohio





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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 06-07-2020 02:01 AM

CUTE!

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 06-07-2020 04:06 AM

The best gift an adult can give a kid. Hoping they learn fiscal responsibility. Nice Piggy.

-- Think safe, be safe

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James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 06-07-2020 04:57 AM

That’s one great pig.
So cool.
How did you make the treads?
Better than breaking open w/a hammer.
Where did you get those peepers!
They look recessed?
They work so well.
I think it will be opened before a bank deposit occurs.

-- James E McIntyre

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robscastle

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#4 posted 06-07-2020 05:52 AM

hey that’s pretty neat work on the head screw thread, 100% on the composition and finish.

-- Regards Rob

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socrbent

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#5 posted 06-07-2020 11:10 PM

Thanks fellows.

The threads were cut with a Hope threading jig. eyes from Hobby Lobby and yes they were recessed with a forstner bit.

-- socrbent Ohio

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John

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#6 posted 06-09-2020 07:32 PM

That looks like quite a challenging project! Beautifully done. I’ll have to look up the threading jig and see how it works.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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socrbent

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#7 posted 06-09-2020 07:40 PM

John, the Simon Hope treading jig comes from England. The woodturning club I belong to did a group buy a couple of years ago with 6 of us so we could make the shipping less expensive. There are at least 2 other types sold in U.S. They all reduce the skill needs for cutting threads. Mike Peace has some videos showing how to cut threads with a hand held cutter (much less expensive then the jigs).

-- socrbent Ohio

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John

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#8 posted 06-10-2020 04:44 PM

Thanks for the information Socrbent! Each time I do something new it keeps my interest up.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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socrbent

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#9 posted 06-10-2020 05:24 PM

My mind seems to work the same way as yours, John. I like trying out new things. The latest is basket weave illusion turnings.

-- socrbent Ohio

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